Singapore Jurong Bird Park

Singapore Jurong Bird Park

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Jurong Bird Park is home to the world’s largest walk-in lory flight aviary at 3,000 square metres and over 9 stories high. Its collection of more than 9,000 birds from 600 species is among the largest in the world. The Park specialises in birds from South Asia. The birds here are incredibly beautiful and kids love the interactive shows. There’s even the chance to hold and feed lorikeets. The park’s exhibits and aviaries simulate the natural habitats for different species. The world’s largest walk-in aviary, which houses the tallest man-made waterfall, is located in the park.

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Singapore F1 Night Race 2014

Singapore F1 Night Race 2014

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The event takes place in Singapore on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia. It keeps the drivers on European time, which is very difficult when its light when you are going to bed and night when you wake up.

Marina Bay, Singapore track data

Lap length: 5.065km (3.147 miles)
Race laps: 61
Race distance: 308.828km (191.897 miles)
Pole position:  Right-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’48.574 (167.941 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2013
Fastest lap 1’42.841 (177.303 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2013
Maximum speed: 296kph (183.926 mph)
DRS zone/s (race): Pit straight and straight to turn seven
Distance from grid to turn one: 200m

Full throttle: 46%
Longest flat-out section: 832m
Downforce level: Maximum
Gear changes per lap: 80
Fuel use per lap: 1.6kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel: 0.064s

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Sebastiao Salgado Photo Exhibition Genesis at National Museum of Singapore

Sebastiao Salgado Photo Exhibition Genesis at National Museum of Singapore

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Sebastião Salgado is one of the most widely-respected of contemporary photojournalists. He is also a Brazilian social documentary photographer. He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these, besides appearing in numerous press publications, have also been presented in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). Sebastião Salgado is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA. He has received numerous prizes, including several Honorary Doctorates and many other accolades for his photographic work.

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Ultimate ParkRoyal – Green City in Singapore

Ultimate ParkRoyal – Green City in Singapore

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Singapore-based WOHA Architects designed PARKROYAL on Pickering as a hotel-as-garden that actually doubled the green-growing potential of its site. It is located on the western edge of the central business district, between Hong Lim Park and the HDB apartment blocks of Chinatown. It combinates garden spaces with an iterresting structure. The 367-room hotel was developed at a cost of S$350 million and four years.

Architects: WOHA
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Area: 29,811 sqm
Year: 2013
Location: Singapore
Client: Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Climate Controlled Botanical Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Climate Controlled Botanical Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

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Gardens by the Bay is an urban park in central Singapore, consists of three waterfront gardens – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. This attraction houses over 250 thousand rare plants and is just a five-minute walk from the city. Access to the gardens is free, so if you just want to wander round and take a few pictures of the amazing man-made flower domes, you can do this for free. You just pay for the two domes – the cloud forest dome and flowers from around the world dome. Gardens by the Bay also features man-made Supertrees. Total of 18 trees as tall as skyscrapers are lighting up the night sky over Singapore. They generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater The tallest one stands at 50m.

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